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UK Isle of Wight drone-delivery test succeeds with Windracers Ultra flight

Last month we brought you news of a proposed drone program to deliver medical supplies to the Isle of Wight in the UK. On May 9, the first successful test flight of the Windracers Ultra drone occurred. The drone took off from the town of Lee-on-Solent at about 2:05PM local time, reports the Island Echo…

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PowerEgg X revives PowerVision’s vision of egg-shaped drones

The company that rose to fame with its PowerEgg drone — yes, it was literally an egg-shaped drone — has hatched another egg-shaped product, the PowerEgg X. PowerVision’s PowerEgg X, is on sale now — and the drone doesn’t just distinguish itself with its modified egg-shaped design. Its most notable feature: it’s supposedly waterproof. The…

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Police to use drones to monitor SOP compliance in public area during CMCO

A drone is used to spray disinfectant in Kampung Baru to curb spread of Covid-19 in Kuala Lumpur March 31, 2020. — Picture by Ahmad ZamzahuriKUALA LUMPUR, May 9 — The police are now fully utilising the drone technology to monitor and ensure that the standard operating procedures (SOP) set for the conditional movement control…

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It’s raining Guinness! Irish pubs use vans and drones to lift spirits

If it’s a balmy evening and you hear buzzing in the sky over Rathdrinagh, a townland in the middle of Ireland, the odds are that it’s not bees but beer. Specifically, a drone carrying bottles of beer, and maybe a bag of crisps. “Bottles of Heineken usually, or sometimes a few cans of Bulmers,” said…

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MakeItAccurate adds high accuracy to even more drones and GNSS receivers

MakeItAccurate, the global GNSS data correction and processing service from Klau Geomatics, now supports more drones and more hardware in the latest release. In addition to the popular DJI RTK units, “PPK” drones (such as Delair, Wingtra, Quantum, Intel and more) logging raw GNSS data, are now supported, making drone operations even simpler. Operations flying…

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USAIG Enhances Safety Programs for Unmanned Aircraft Policyholders

New York, NY USAIG and the Unmanned Safety Institute (USI) have teamed up to enhance the utility of safety benefits made available to all Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) policyholders.  The insurer’s Performance Vector Unmanned initiative began in 2016 by affording each UAS policyholder the opportunity to obtain a package of safety-focused services during each policy year…

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Conditional MCO: Police drones monitor SOP compliance in public areas Public announcements and aerial surveillance of public areas are carried out as part of government efforts to curb Covid-19. Bernama 15 m ago

The police are now fully utilising drone technology to monitor and ensure that the standard operating procedures (SOP) set for the conditional movement control order (MCO) are being adhered to by the public.Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM), Air Operation (PGU) drone unit chief, Rasha Azaldin Shafii said public announcement and aerial surveillance of public areas were…

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Missouri Working On Laws to Prevent Drones From Flying Near Prisons, Hospitals, and Sports Arenas

Missouri Working On Laws to Prevent Drones From Flying Near Prisons, Hospitals, and Sports Arenas Located in the Midwestern United States lies the 18th most populated state in the nation, Missouri. Home to more than 6 million people, the state has 104 adult detention centers and jails, and 21 correctional facilities operated by the Missouri…

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